The House Intelligence Committee has made plans for members to begin looking at a draft of their impeachment report, after two months investigating whether President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rivals.
Chairman Adam Schiff had said the report will be released 'soon' after the Thanksgiving holiday and now sources have told Politico the Committee will have 24 hours to view the documents from Monday then will vote to approve it Tuesday.
Investigators deposed 17 people, including professional State Department diplomats, National Security Council experts and a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army – and many of those questioned were some of the 12 witnesses who testified in public hearings over two weeks.
If the documents are accepted, the Committee – chaired by Democrat Adam Schiff – will pass it on to the House Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by Democrat Jerry Nadler and who will oversee the next phase of hearings.
House lawmakers are expected to able to review House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff's report on Monday evening. It's after two months investigating whether President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rivals
The House Judiciary Committee will use the report to consider articles of impeachment and the Judiciary's first impeachment hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. The informal hearing will examine the 'constitutional grounds for presidential impeachment'.
The White House and the State Department have declined to comply with subpoenas so far.
On Friday, Nadler gave The White House a week to decide whether it will send its attorneys to participate in the next set of hearings that he will oversee.
He previously said Trump 'has a choice to make: he can take this opportunity to be represented in the impeachment hearings, or he can stop complaining about the process.'
In a letter, Nadler also asked Republicans on his committee which witnesses they plan to ask permission to subpoena, giving a deadline of 5pm next Friday.
On Friday, House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler gave The White House a week to decide whether it will send its attorneys to participate in the